Orlando Pretrial Diversion Lawyers

As a criminal defense attorneys, we frequently identify the best possible option for each client. For many, the pretrial diversion program can provide many benefits, including the criminal charges being dropped upon successful completion of the program. Not all criminal charges are eligible for pretrial diversion. Speak with me soon to explore your options.

Criminal defense lawyer David Allen has been helping individuals throughout Central Florida. He has more than 35 years of experience identifying the most advisable strategy for each specific client. Contact us, to schedule a free consultation.

Pretrial Diversion Eligibility

Pretrial diversion eligibility can vary from county to county. The program is generally limited to first-time offenders. However, it is possible for repeat offenders to participate in some instances. Charges that are eligible for pretrial diversion include the following:

  • Third-degree felonies, excluding those involving a weapon or violence
  • Misdemeanor charges, excluding those involving a weapon
  • Second-degree felony drug charges, excluding those related to drug sales
  • Theft charges, excluding ongoing schemes to defraud

Successful completion of the pretrial diversion program results in the charges being formally dismissed. Requirements for successfully completing the program may include the following:

  • Drug counseling
  • Alcohol counseling
  • Anger management classes
  • Community service
  • Random drug testing
  • Monthly reporting to an officer

The requirements will vary for each individual, dependent upon the charges. For example, an individual charged with marijuana possession may be required to participate in drug counseling.

As your attorney, I can inform you of your rights and options under the law. Whenever possible, I will help you avoid a conviction and a criminal record.

We offer our clients a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss the legal matters they are facing. We also accept all major credit cards and offer PAYMENT PLANS for more affordable services. To schedule your consultation, call me at 407-599-9000. You may also contact us via e-mail.

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